Yes. It was a prep session for the interview. It was created because so few were passing the interviews. They needed to help them prepare to be able to pass it. They were having trouble recruiting the thousands of college grads they wanted each year.
What I was saying is hopefully the interview complexity filter matched up with the job complexity.
They were doing it for technical roles hiring CS graduates…
What I was trying to understand is after a company puts a threshold(according to that company’s criteria) for entry, after that filter is applied, Is there a correlation between job performance of the candidate and how good the candidate did in the interview.
Sometimes what the company might get are people who do great in interviews, however in terms of innovative solution creator one might not get those kinds of people. Just a thought, I might be right or wrong.
I don’t think lowering the bar is going to result in higher performance. Just look at what lowering the bar for academic admissions in the name of wokeness has done. Schools have to either lower the standards or have a lower graduation rate.
I don’t see why this would be any different. Facebook originally only recruited at the most prestigious CS programs. They started to recruit from all sorts of programs, so they could increase the numbers. I’m sure some of it was aimed at improving diversity too. We’ve shamed companies into annual reports on diversity. The diversity they want isn’t possible when you look at who’s attending top CS programs. That means they need to find people from lower tier programs or non-traditional backgrounds who can code. Is it really a shock that statistically those people perform worse? People love to point out the outliers for what’s possible, but the statistics of larger sample sizes are undeniable.
It also makes me wonder how much of the middle management bloat was diversity driven. That way they could report x% of managers are from diverse backgrounds.
Yes read somewhere that 60% of Harvard graduates have straight As. That probably applies to many other top schools as well. The person who mentioned this data is a former Harvard University president and was shocked with this number when he first heard it. For admissions he said it’s much better to have a larger pool for admissions rather than reducing the bar for admissions in the name of criteria which has nothing to do with performance or aptitude . The people in China are not dropping advanced algebra in the name of equality of outcomes.
“As a hybrid-first company, we are continuing to assess and optimize our space utilization to create more vibrant workspaces for our employees when they are on-site, while also achieving cost reductions. As such, we will consolidate Intel’s San Jose Innovation Campus with our Santa Clara Mission Campus,” an Intel spokesperson said in a statement to SFGATE.
Yup, let’s just lower the bar, so people feel better about the situation.